Rupi Kaur, her four sisters and father and mother had to travel far to get the America.
Her parents had to do everything they could to get them to America even if it meant them doing things they don't want to.
When they finally arrived in America Rupi had a calling to write about her experiences .
"it isn't what we left behind what breaks me its what we could've built if we stayed" (Kaur 21) .
"I want to go back in time and sit beside her. the one whose life I never think of before mine. I want to know what she laughed about with her friends. in the village within houses of mud and brick. surrounded by acres of mustard plant and sugarcane. I want to sit with the teenage version of my mother. ask about her dreams. become her pleated braid. the black kohl caressing her eyelids. the flour neatly packed into her fingertips. a page in her schoolbooks. even to be a single thread of her cotton dress would be the greatest gift." (Kaur 147).